Mappari: High Enough to Notice

While not really falling into the Celtic-Rock bucket that I tend to feature in Shite’n’Onions or anyway close for that matter is the Boston based Long Island transplants Mappari (no they aren’t named after an Italian restaurant – the name is derived from a geographical term meaning “where sound never dies”).

Mappari play some great 70’s influenced rock with all the best parts of that decade – huge power chords, great vocal harmonies with catchy hooks all crafted into great four minute rock songs while still sounding fresh and relevant – and ignoring the worst of the decade (the self-indulgence, flares and platform boots).

“High Enough to Notice” was produced by Rob Stephens who has previously worked with John Lennon and the Red Hot Chili Peppers and if that’s not an endorsement, I don’t know what is.

December 2001

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